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What do you objectively think of Isis ?
I don't mean as good or bad but rather an objective criticism.
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No. 43320
This is literally a book in blog-post form, but very worth reading if you want a deep overview of the problems facing the whole Middle East right now, including ISIS.

One important point is that ISIS is a result of the death of the old Middle East. The uneasy convivencia of Ottoman times is impossible in the era of nation states and uprooted social lives and communities. And ISIS may be gone for now, but millions of young dumb listless Sunni men are going to watch the humiliating last days of the Caliphate, all caught on video, and feel pangs of shame at seeing men who actually believed in something (something that placed THEM at the center of the universe) crushed so utterly while they did nothing. And when the next great crisis happens and ISIS 2.0 appears, it'll be more powerful than before.
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No. 43334
The ISIS is funded the CIA/Mossad is a meme. All their American equipment was captured from incompetent Iraqis.

Extremely brave, highly motivated soldiers. Much braver than any modern state military.

Their use of SVBIEDs as a poor man's airstrikes was effective and imaginative. I expect we'll see other, non-Salafist insurgents use them in the future.

Attacking every other faction in Iraq and Syria was ultimately a poor move. I also think terror tactics hurt them more that helped them.
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No. 43357
>>43334
Honestly I always thought that was like looking into a spooky mirror, like what honestly I could imagine someone like me ending up being like had they had their own house bombed out and instead of the Gospel having a lot of repetitive bullshit drilled into their head by the local Imam about some warlord. The thing about all that is, it's actually partly what made ISIS so effective against at least us because they were not a totally unintelligent or irrational actor in the typical sense, who truly had that capacity for being smart and careful analysis, but who at the same time were also extremely not a rational actor in that classic sense. See that is the thing that I have seen my country's political and military leadership routinely in a place where I know I could run circles around these damn fools. It was like it seriously never even occurred to any of them that you could not negotiate with somebody like ISIS or that these people did not in fact want a kind of state in the way that an actual political actor normally would, and that is why they spailed so fucking spectacularly to engage them.

What ISIS was was a fanatical death cult and I could have at least respected them for that. I actually also think that it was incredibly telling about how few actual devoutly religious people we have anywhere in positions of real power in this country because if you were then both ISIS' demands and some of their tactics were entirely sensible. It was a problem of the secular kafir world speaking its foreign too at this people. The internal mental landscape and the very neurological composition, the linguistics, it's all so totally different in much the same way that I have thought for years and years now speaking a different language is totally irrelevant if you cannot engage the different entirely mental and emotional language other personality topologies use, because no matter where you go a right wing reactionary is going to be the same, a bydlo the same, a professional soldier the same, the assburger the same. It transcends national and linguistic boundaries and it was clear to me that fucking nobody in our positions of influence spoke it or perhaps most critically even knew they had no clue how they were speaking a totally different language to these people.

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Hide No. 40819 Systemkontra [Reply]
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respawned.
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>>43260
Damn, I have known it that those neckbeards from Finland will produce an utterly shitty game.

As written in: >>41378
>And I also don't like that they aren't DSA-player. They preferred to have a D&D license, but didn't get one as small Finnish developers. Hence they decided to go for another license.

I have known it. Was still excited now, but damn I normally praise even the worst TDE game, but this game is shit for which I impossibly can put in a good word.

Those Finish guy must really be amateur programmers, who thought:'Hey, we are unemployed, Finish social system provides us nice NEET-boxes, let's make games.'
It is very badly programmed. I even feel sorry for cracker groups, that they wasted time for cracking/repacking it already.
Damn, such a shitty games. I really damaged the image of the TDE. TDE is doing so good right now, even with a bad current management. There are so many fans, who are outstanding participating in crowdfunding projects for TDE products and then they are licensing such a shitty game.

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>>43261
>Damn, such a shitty games. I really damaged the image of the TDE

Damn, such a shitty game. It really damages the image of the TDE.
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>>43258
I compressed multiple time reference points spanning over a decade into one thought sorry. No we got the newer nice as all shit (to me anyway) in pile 1996 or 1997 iirc. Which was still pretty damn nice.
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In the last few weeks/month Ernst had a lot of fun playing Counter-Strike with other Ernsts.
Sadly, most Ernsts that take part in those games are from /b/ so i try to do some promotion here again after the last time wasn't very succesfull.

https://steamcommunity.com/groups/ernstglobalgaming

Some quick informations:

  1. We already have people from multiple skill groups in our ranks, this includes people who wouldn't win a 1v1 against my grandma which means there's no reason to be ashamed to be bad, it's pure love in our group :3
  2. CSGO is free, we prefer playing in Prime mode for which you have to pay or you need to play a lot to get it for free. If you just want to try it out we're willing to play non Prime with you a bit.
  3. If you already play CSGO and have a rank above MG1 it might be a good idea to create a smurf account.
  4. The group is not exclusively made to play CSGO with ernst but it is primarily used for this at the moment, you can join and ask if someone wants to play something else with you.

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I want to be playing an Unreal Tournament 2004 HD Remake at this point
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>>40921
>HD Remake

Why?
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No. 43247
Do any Ernsts have Vermintide 2 or Left 4 Dead 2?
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There's a =BERND= squadron in War Thunder in case anyone's interested in squadding up.

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New thread for news.

How about that coronavirus, huh? And the Democratic primaries? We can die of the plague just in time to not get universal healthcare!

fuck Ronald Reagan
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No. 43175 Kontra
>>43174
My VPN was off so the flag is different, oops
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No. 43188
>>43172
>Who defines what a nation is? You said it yourself "for many centuries." This implies that it was created at some point.
"Nation" in its modern sense is actually a rather young concept which came about during the age of enlightment and was first (in parts) realized during/following the French revolution with the idea of a republic of citizens with the same rights as opposed to the rule of kings and aristocrats.
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No. 43190 Kontra
>>43188
I'd say state is refering to a sovereign government over a territory. Nation is indeed a young concept and is coupled with a patriotic believe of a community that oftentimes equals in it's scope that of the state territory.
A state is more a legal body and a form of organization whereas a nation is an emotional referent that works as orientation for identity. A frenchman develops pride in his Republic because it seem to have a certain characteristics he can identify with. Ofc these are rather general and it's a homogenization that never works out empirically as it is dreamed of.

>The cheapest sort of pride is national pride; for if a man is proud of his own nation, it argues that he has no qualities of his own of which he can be proud; otherwise he would not have recourse to those which he shares with so many millions of his fellowmen. The man who is endowed with important personal qualities will be only too ready to see clearly in what respects his own nation falls short, since their failings will be constantly before his eyes. But every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud adopts, as a last resource, pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and glad to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.

t. Schopenhauer

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Well those Germans who keep bitching about "occupation" should have something to be happy about at least
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/donald-trump-makes-good-on-threat-to-withdraw-troops-from-germany-jqvmw7vdg
He isn't even taking that many out. He's only pulling a fraction of the military which frankly any so called liberal or leftist ought to be applauding. We waste trillions on this bullshit.

I was thinking about it while taking a break smoking today and realized that with the amount of money we waste on the military industrial complex I and everybody else could be living rent free. This is because I realized that that trillions dollar bailout that funneled $600-minus taxes (yes our unemployment gibes is taxed income btw) on UI benefits plus the $1200 check ultimately was not actually a bailout for Americans, it was a bailout to the landlords.

All of that money was basically just going to people so they could keep paying rent, in which case basically the property owners are all a middleman who doesn't really do anything.

Why shouldn't we just have the government build buildings for people to live in and then have people pay taxes for it while cutting out the middleman? It just seems from a business standpoint like a really inefficient and wasteful business model with superfluous leeching from the system.

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Why the fuck would anyone defend an drug addicted nigger who overdosed under police custody? And holy shit, people want to have that poor cop jailed for doing his job on keeping the society safe, only because he have the unlucky of having the nigger dying near him. How can someone look at some shit like this and think its justice? If you support this nigger life matter shit, i must ask you; dont you feel ashamed of being such a distorced morals?

Feel free to delete this thread, cuck mods, this is the only power you have over people who disagree with you.
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No. 43126
You know what you are doing by posting like this here. It comes across as being deliberately inflammatory. EC culture is different to many imageboards where posters try to bump their thread to to the top by being deliberately inflammatory and by posting bait. Seeing that you didn't just create the thread and leave, I'll give you my honest opinion.

Firstly, I do not support black lives matter.
George Floyd was indeed not a very good person. However, I do think that the police officer in question used unnecessary force. This is where my sympathy with the protesters/rioters ends. I see the underlying (unconscious?) purpose of the movement as a whole as just the strengthening of progressive political power.

Actual police abolition (as some anarchists imagine) would be the abolition of the modern state. This would result in anarchy, vigilante justice, and revenge killings.
Now we can debate about this all we want, but I think any such abolition should involve a very gradual change spurred on by incentives (cultural, economic, etc.). When I went up north in the countryside to buy certain foods and goods in rural Canada, there was no owner on site, just a donation box and various goods labelled with prices. The owner of the farm had the expectation that I would pay the appropriate price for the goods, and not just steal the goods and money outright. There was mutual trust between me and owner, and an expectation of a general "good will" between people. The state has no role here. I cannot be punished if I break the law, and the law is essentially meaningless here.

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Does Ernst follow any professionally played videogames? To what extend?
From time to time i like watching Quake Live and CS:GO but i don't think i'm interested enough to actually visit any events like many other people do.

Some news:
McDonalds ended it's sponsorship with the German Football Association and instead focuses on eSport now.

https://www.talkesport.com/business/mcdonalds-germany-ends-15-year-old-football-sponsorship-contract-for-esports/

The Danish Prime Minister just opened a Counter-Strike event in Denmark with a short speech.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gwe_xsNHis
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>>42941
You should join our professional CSGO Ernst team, ErnstGG.
https://steamcommunity.com/groups/ernstglobalgaming
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No. 42988
I used to be pro-game in W:ET, played top level and stuff.

Also Q3 CPM but then I grew up and thought that I have better things to do with my time.

From time to time I think about re-installing Quake, but never actually get to it. Shit, I still haven't managed to finished Disco Elysium even though I've been a ZA/UM fanboy since I was 17? oeh oeh oeh.
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No. 43010
>>42946
Thanks for the invite but probably not, haven't even spent enough time to get myself ranked.

>>42988
Heard a bunch about Wolf:ET over the years. I think CPMA is still alive and kicking, not sure how much of the old guard is still playing but from what my friend told me, CPMA has a little new blood in the form of refugees from TF2 and other games comp scenes.
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No. 43014
>>43010
>haven't even spent enough time to get myself ranked

Skill and rank doesn't matter. If you change your mind just join the group and write in the chat or send a friend request to admin or moderator.

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How do I stop being low IQ?
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No. 42972
"IQ" as a concept is much more hardwired. Your overall capacity for certain things like pattern recognition if you were a truly stupid individual would always be diminished and you'd always have to work harder, however it is still possible to overcome one's own limitations through hard work, at times in a way that "smarter" individuals will not namely because they are lazier. It reminds me, loosely, of Napoleon complex guys achieving much while the handsome jock may while away his time getting laid and being debauched and thus fail later in life, or the tortoise and the hare, or the story of Mike Tyson. You see Tyson got bullied a lot as a kid and his chief motivation for becoming a fighter and the first fight he got in was because some kid ripped off his pet pigeon's head. Now he's world heavy weight champion and can afford to keep as many pigeons as he fucking wants and be left in peace.

There is a degree to which one can always compensate for their deficits, and often times people will end up vastly overcompensating for them. The overwhelming underriding drive here is "I'm still not good enough." So basically while someone else might be doing stupid shit like getting high and playing videogames while engaging in pointless navel gazing with their high school buddies, if you maintain that internalized drive to better yourself it's possible the allegedly IQ120 kid is just going to atrophy into mediocrity at best, whereas you otoh will have bettered yourself into being a well read and perhaps scholarly man. The difference is just that you'll have way more difficulty in that area, chiefly of overcoming your own frustrations and converting that anger into Drive.

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Yo can't my friend.

Best thing to do is accept your limitations, your natural settis, and make the best of your life.

Of course you may now ask "how do I know my settis"? That indeed is a difficult question to answer. My best suggestion would be to gather a big enough sample and take it from there. It is true that if you don't play the game then you can't lose, but you can also never know your "true self". So I guess, essentially what I'm saying is "just break out of your comfort zone" lol. Get in touch with your inadequacy and accept it, heh. Not much else you can do.
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No. 42991 Kontra
>>42990
wrong image lol
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No. 42992 Kontra
How do you understand low IQ, OP? Why do you think you are low IQ?

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Hi
Out of curiosity, what geolocation database does the Ernst use to determine flags like Bavaria?
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No. 42855
Why, the same one I do of course

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Are there any words or sayings that sound funny or weird when translated literally into english?

Some German examples:

When literally translated the German word for bicycle means drive wheel.
The word for manslaughter would mean death punch.
Television would mean far seer/far viewer.
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'In culo alla balena' lit. In the whales arse (good luck). Like in 'in bocca al lupo' (wolves mouth*) it functions like break a leg in English. Thespians for you.

'Al verde' lit. to the green (broke). Candles in Italy had a green base that was revealed as you burnt them down. To the green meant you were burning your candles to their last.

'Avere le braccine corte' lit. to have short arms (stingy). The mental image is of someone who can't reach their own pocket.

*You must respond 'may the wolf die'
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No. 42726
>>42709
I'm sure there's a lot of expressions, phrases, and idioms in English that sound weird as fuck in other languages but obviously I can't think of them because they're all normal to me. Probably a lot of them have to do with things like pissing in the wind, don't piss on my leg, things like that. I still think that probably my favorite Russian phrases are either God's forgotten village or basically something to do with proofstering "yes yes Russia put shit in your ass" to put shit in my pants.
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No. 42729
>>42726
>obviously I can't think of them because they're all normal to me

Ah never mind, can I bum a fag?
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>>42729
Reckon I can bludge a durry mate?

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Old thread >>31377 is kill, this is the new Radio Ernstiwan thread. Share your musical taste and your seductive voice (no homo) with your fellow Ernsts, and help making this chan not only enojoyable for the eyes and mind, but also for the ears. As always, there are no restrictions whatsoever in what to stream. Just share what you like, every streamer has his own ideas and style, and it only makes the radio more interesting.

The radio is available here: http://radio.ernstchan.xyz:8000/

Connection data for the public stream: see pic 3. See also the beautifully crafted pic 4 and the infos on the radio page itself for additional details. Don't hesitate to ask if there's anything on your mind, there are lots of people around who have working streaming setups running and will be glad to help you out. You can see at the top of EC (below the banner) if a stream is on.

Happy listening/streaming!
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No. 42569
>>42565
I think discord works the best. Almost everyone has it, and I don't have to remember my old skype login
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Going live in 15 minutes!
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>>>>42574
My body is ready!
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No. 42579
New Thread >>42577